A small company with a great idea, Ladi Biosas re-imagined olive oil and created a premium product that brings together art, creativity and culinary delight. The company has won multiple awards for both quality and design and is already favored by some of the most prestigious resorts and restaurants in Greece.
The Gentle Art of Olive Oil
Set amidst junipers, citruses and arbutus trees at an altitude of 600 meters, Ladi Biosas’ organically farmed, family-owned olive grove yields exceptional crops that produce a premium monocultivar extra virgin olive oil. The select Koroneiki olives are first cold pressed to preserve the distinctive floral, peppery and grassy notes, and the olive oil is then bottled and labeled by hand. Dedicated to the preservation of high quality olive oil, the company takes a holistic approach, with a vertically integrated production process and environmentally-friendly organic agriculture to guarantee quality.
The Art of Taste, A Taste for Art
A premium product deserves premium presentation, and the company worked with renowned local artist Takis Katsoulidis to create its distinctive glass bottles with natural oak stoppers, each of which is numbered and signed by the artist himself. But the company’s passion for art is not just limited to its products; Ladi Biosas has released a series of “Art Olive Oil Cards”, featuring the work of famous photographers and features poetry on the website, too. The company also sponsors exhibitions and has worked with the Hellenic Association of the Blind in Kalamata in order to include braille text and make such projects more accessible.
Indulging in the Simple Pleasures
A word play on the epicurean phrase “láthe biṓsas”, the company name was chosen in reference to the epicurean ideals of life based on simplicity, tranquility and finding pleasure in the little things. From the family-owned grove to the stylish bottle, Ladi Biosas is lovingly crafted with this philosophy in mind. The company is determined to reposition Greek premium olive oil on the global market by offering a product that is exquisite in its simplicity, and the results speak for themselves: Ladi Biosas is the choice of luxury resorts, boutique hotels, and gourmet restaurants and delis across Greece, and is already in demand across the Atlantic.
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Markets Where Ladi Biosas is Active
Greece, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada
Why Ladi Biosas is Successful
Excellent product? Beautiful design? Environmentally responsible? Check, check, check. Appreciating that pleasure is often in the details, Ladi Biosas has made creativity and a positive attitude part of the company’s philosophy. From crafting its premium extra virgin olive oil to presenting it in award-winning packaging and from building good relationships with customers and business partners alike to sponsoring exhibitions and working with local artists, Ladi Biosas offers not just a great product but a great experience too.
The Innovative Edge
With a shared passion and diverse specializations, Ladi Biosas’ team has a truly unique approach. Taking distance from the mass market for olive oil, the company uses art as a driving force to create a premium product that will reposition Greek olive oil on the world market. The company employs vertically integrated processes, and everything—from tending to the olive grove to designing the website—is kept in the family.
Founded during the recession, Ladi Biosas looked beyond the generalized negativity that prevailed in the market and created a superb product. With enthusiasm and optimism, the company navigated through the difficult economic climate to offer a taste of affordable luxury to foodies around the world.
Goals for 2013
The company is focusing on improving its network of international distributors in order to drive sales and healthy growth and is targeting new markets—such as the US, China and the UAE—for exports. Ladi Biosas’ creative team is working on developing innovative packaging, and the company also hopes to present a new and unique tasting olive oil in its own exclusive packaging within the year. True to its creative spirit and passion for art, Ladi Biosas is also planning the creation of a multicultural space for creation and expression in the city of Kalamata, in order to support art and promote diversity.
Some of the most recent awards Ladi Biosas won are:
- Product of the Year 2012 Award; Trofima & Pota Magazine (January 2013)
- Aristion Awards for Innovation and Overview; 5th Elaiotechnia, Athens (March 2013)
- Packaging & Quality Award; 1st Greek Gastronomy and Culture Festival, Athens (April 2013)
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